Paul's Bday at Custom House

Tasted Thursday, July 26, 2012 by KenK with 280 views

Introduction

Fun time at custom house in Chicago with Paul, Gary, Alan, Gregg K. All the wines showed great, just wish I was born in 1961 ;-)

Flight 1 (3 Notes)

Flight 2 (3 Notes)

  • 2007 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux 95 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru

    Nice dry stemmy perfumed nose almost like a Dujac with good underlying ripeness.
    Pretty wine showing wonderful spice, elegant red fruits and good dry extract. Long finish showing all kinds of spices. Not sure if this will be a very long ager, but drinking great tonight. I really like this, duh!

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  • 2009 Domaine Jean Grivot Echezeaux 93 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru

    Rich roasted extracted nose, sweet young, purple plum, lush dense ripe.
    Dense toasty spice, very young ripe with frear structure and flacors. Really nice upside, but a little young babe tonight. Wonderful s
    ice and bLance, this should turn into something special as tons of fruit, tannins, and acid. Yummy stuff with upside. Very primary today.

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  • 1961 Domaine Grivelet Echezeaux 93 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru

    dry red fruits with sweet baking spice. Nice old verg nose.
    very nice condition with pretty underlying sweet sensation of dry cherry and plum. Lots of spice, a touch dry and lean on finish with slight bitter edge, but has nice tannins still and good balance. Lots of elments show through. Quite plesant and a real treat especially for the age. Holds well, yet wonder if I am more impvrssed for afe vs what is frally in glass. A nice drink and holding well. Impressive!

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Flight 3 (2 Notes)

  • 2000 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Clos Vougeot 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

    Pretty wine, nice red driven nose, elegant and all about red cherry.
    Soft flavors, smooth. with good bite and spicy. A nice burgundy, just a touch simple, but in a good place.

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  • 1961 Château Lagrange (St. Julien) 92 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Lovely nose of dark ripe dry red fruits, slight sour cherry.
    Bit of nice sour red cherry flavors then falls off quickly. A very Burgundian, soft elegant, refined and finesse, seems younger then vintage, just falls off quickly. Good sour cherry edge. Seems younger than vintage especially from 1961.

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Flight 4 (3 Notes)

  • 1961 Fontanafredda Barolo 94 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo

    Delicate perfumed nose roses with slight tar, classic light nose.
    Light flavors of dried cherry, bit warm, very nice classic older Barolo.
    Very impressive, beautiful and very nice, in its prime and almost very Bugundian.
    Wow. An earthy rustic appeal. This is what you hope aged Barolo turns into.

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  • 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano 90 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco

    Ripe almost Amarome like in terms of rioness and aromas.
    Loght flavors, but big warm round flavors showing a hot vimtage. Good wine, but a bit stewy, figgy.
    Some felt not a perfect bottle, showing more age than expected. Some felt was a ripe wine that fell apart a bit.

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  • 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 93 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco

    Classic tar and roses on the nose. Spectacular nose. Dark black spice.
    Dark spicey flavors licorice, toasty, asphalt, smooth, dark and rich and shows breed.
    Smooth yet very maasuline. long spicy finish.

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Closing

With Jeff W and Matt F bdays around the corner, who knows what is in store for next week?

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